Ferentz: Ex-UI official no longer worked with team


November 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz says an athletics department official who resigned after being accused of sexually harassing athletes had stopped working with his players. Ferentz told reporters on Tuesday that Peter Gray worked with the football team in the past, “but it’s been awhile. A significant while.” He did not elaborate on when Gray stopped counseling his players or why that came about. Gray resigned last week after a decade at the athletics department, where he was in charge of monitoring the academic progression of all student-athletes.

An internal report released to the Iowa City Press-Citizen found that Gray violated the university’s sexual harassment policy through improper behavior that included rubbing, massaging and hugging students. UI President Sally Mason said Tuesday she’s launched a review of the matter.